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Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker and the Wisconsin Badgers are headed back to the Final Four. Once again, it came at the expense of Arizona. Kaminsky's dominance inside, Dekker's clutch shooting and a plus-30 differential from 3-point range helped Wisconsin beat Arizona 85-78 in Saturday's West Region final. Kaminsky scored 28 points in last year's overtime win over Arizona that propelled the Badgers to the Final Four, where they ultimately lost to national runner-up Kentucky. The 7-footer netted 29 in this one. Dekker added 27 points, including 10 in the game's final 3:36. Wisconsin made 10 3-pointers in the second half, missing only twice from long range. Arizona hit just two the entire game. The Badgers (35-3) will take on Kentucky for a second straight season next week in Indianapolis with a trip to the title game on the line. The unbeaten Wildcats rallied past Notre Dame on Saturday to win the Midwest Region.

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules

Gonzaga's shots weren't falling and UCLA cut what was once a double-digit deficit to one early in the second half. It almost looked as if history would repeat itself, but Przemek Karnowski and Domantas Sabonis made sure the Bulldogs survived the Bruins this time. Karnowski finished with 18 points, Sabonis scored 10 of his 12 in the second half, and second-seeded Gonzaga pulled away for a 74-62 win over the 11th- seeded Bruins in the semifinals of the South Region. Gonzaga (35-2) advanced to the Elite Eight for the second time in its history and can reach its first Final Four by upending Duke on Sunday. The top-seeded Blue Devils upended Utah in the nightcap at NRG Stadium. Karnowski, Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer combined to pull down 27 rebounds for a dominant frontcourt that owned a 50-39 advantage on the glass. Byron Wesley chipped in with 14 points and Kevin Pangos added 10 for the victors. Norman Powell scored 16 points on 19 shot for the Bruins (22-14), while Tony Parker totaled 16 points with 11 rebounds in a losing effort.

12 Potential Coaching Candidates to Replace Rick Barnes at Texas

One of the nation's best coaching jobs is now open
Potential Coaching Candidates to Replace Rick Barnes at Texas

When fans think of the best coaching destinations in college basketball, few may name Texas as one of the top names.

 

True, the Longhorns are not Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Indiana or UCLA. This is a school and a state where football rules. Basketball is a distant No. 2.

 

Yet that is part of the reason why Texas is so attractive. The Longhorns have all the resources of a blue blood program in terms of finances and facilities, plus a fertile recruiting base. Because of football, though, the Texas basketball job also brings less pressure.

Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Gonzaga vs. Duke

Gonzaga will need to find an answer to Duke to reach first Final Four
Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Gonzaga vs. Duke

Name an achievement at Gonzaga and Mark Few has done it: win conference titles, go to the NCAA Tournament, win postseason games, produced All-Americans and a player of the year, send players to the NBA Draft.

 

There is one notable exception: Reaching the Final Four. Few has won 438 career games at Gonzaga, and until Friday, none of those came in the Sweet 16.

 

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